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Hype for iPhone Heightens

Poll Results: How do you feel about the iPhone?

 
  • 13% (23)
    I'm totally against it.
  • 25% (45)
    I dunno, seems pretty cool.
  • 17% (31)
    I might get one if I don't hear about a lot of problems after the release
  • 6% (12)
    Are you kidding? I am getting one at 6 PM on the 29th! Booyah!!
  • 36% (65)
    Who cares?
176 Total Votes  
post #1 of 297
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Hey guys,

While at orientation for my new job at Apple, they showed us a few commercials that went live the night before. Here's a link to a couple:

http://www.apple.com/iphone/ads/

The commercials say the iPhone will debut June 29th. So, whoopee!!

Since I work so closely to the iPhone, you guys can ask me questions that I will add to a FAQs and post come June 29th. That way when it comes out, all the questions you may have will be answered!

And also, ponder this: it runs OS-X, and has WiFi capability. Think of the things you can do!

Here is an article from the New York Times talking about the hype:
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/06/04/te...=1&oref=slogin

Quote:
Nonplused, the customer stammered, “You mean it’s a cellphone, too?”

Such is the spell that Steven P. Jobs has cast on the American consumer.

It has been almost six months since Mr. Jobs, the world’s consummate salesman, introduced the iPhone as the Ronco Veg-O-Matic for the Internet era. Tongue only partly in cheek, Mr. Jobs promised that Apple’s entry into the cellular handset market would be a better phone, Web browser and music player.

Mr. Jobs succeeded in building expectations for what some have called “the God machine.” The bar-of-soap-size phone is being coveted as a talisman for a digital age, and iPhone hysteria is beginning to reach levels usually reserved for video-game machines at Christmas.

iPod will be available in two different models: $499 for the 4GB and $599 for the 8GB. The present description for the new phone is that it's three products in one: a widescreen, touchscreen iPod, an internet communications device and of course, a cell phone. There is still much speculation concerning further details about the iPhone. As more and more information comes out, I'll be sure to update. Again, I am only telling you of information that has been made public. I cannot give any more than that.

Here is a video of an interview fiddling around with the iPhone:
iPhone Video

Some technical specs found on the Apple website:

Technical Specifications

Screen size3.5 inches
Screen resolution320 by 480 at 160 ppi
Input methodMulti-touch
Operating systemOS X
Storage4GB or 8GB
GSMQuad-band (MHz: 850, 900, 1800, 1900)
Wireless dataWi-Fi (802.11b/g) + EDGE + Bluetooth 2.0
Camera2.0 megapixels
Battery
Up to 5 hoursTalk / Video / Browsing
Up to 16 hoursAudio playback
Dimensions4.5 x 2.4 x 0.46 inches / 115 x 61 x 11.6mm
Weight4.8 ounces / 135 grams
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post #2 of 297
Never thought I'd say this about anything Apple/Mac related...I want one!
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post #3 of 297
Good luck! the Ads are real coolness
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post #4 of 297
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Xavier1421 View Post
Never thought I'd say this about anything Apple/Mac related...I want one!
I know what you mean. I very excited!!

I wish I could share more information but I am sort of bound by their contract not to disclose anything. Sorry..

It's going to be one sweet piece of equipment though. You guys are going to love it as more information comes out about it. And on June 29th, you can call up Apple iPhone support and chat with me about it if you'd like, lol
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So how did they get around the copyrighted name that is owned by someone else?
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by The Duke View Post
So how did they get around the copyrighted name that is owned by someone else?
Maybe they bought the rights? Who knows.
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Nope, from what i remember, both companies have rights to the name, and the other company can use it on a future product later.

Kinda weird, but what ever.
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Hi, I'm a cellphone

..and I'm a iPhone
    
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post #9 of 297
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Originally Posted by ae804 View Post
Nope, from what i remember, both companies have rights to the name, and the other company can use it on a future product later.

Kinda weird, but what ever.
That is a bit strange. Oh well.

If any more information becomes public, I'll be sure to let you guys know. I work specifically with the iPhone and will be able to play with it before release. So, if you guys have any questions at all, PM them to me and I will bring them up to my manager and when it goes public, I'll have everything written up in a FAQs or something.
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Added some linkage to the New York Times and changed the title
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